Bruce and Mike talk with Justin and Andy, coaches of the Bronx robotics champs Boogie Down Bots. They make awesome robots, and they have an idea for killing Asian Longhorned Beetles with nanotechnology.
The Snow Ghost Community Show is proud to present video and audio from Worcester Mystery Band 2008.
Here’s how Jacob Berendes described Mystery Band in 2007:
mystery band is a worcester activity in which everyone who is interested in being in a band submits their name and contact information (and any previous musical experience) to a central organizer, who then organizes the list of people into however many five or six person bands. these bands are given a certain amount of time (usually 2 months) to have a few practices and write between 5 and 20 minutes of original material that is not a waste of everybody’s time. improvisation is prohibited. participants need not have any prior musical experience, just the desire to be in a band and the ability to step up. mystery band culminates in a series of shows for all the bands that pulled it off.
On May 17, 1968, the “Catonsville Nine” went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took 378 draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured homemade napalm over them, and set them on fire.
On the 40th anniversary, we talk with Catonsville Nine member Tom Lewis, and long-time peace activist Michael True.